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'Friends' producer Wil Calhoun becomes 'Whitney' showrunner

NBC Comedy 'Whitney'

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Wil Calhoun has joined NBC as the showrunner of comedy series Whitney.

The former Friends writer and producer has replaced the outgoing Betsy Thomas, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Calhoun's recent credits include the axed Fox comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Kath & Kim and Gary Unmarried.

He is the latest showrunner to join an NBC project, following Josh Safran (Smash), David Guarascio and Moses Port (Community) and Tucker Cawley (Up All Night).

Whitney stars Whitney Cummings as a fictionalised version of herself and her live-in boyfriend Alex (Chris D'Elia).

The series was renewed for a second season by NBC earlier this month.

Watch a trailer for Whitney below:

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